• baby with curly hair in a cream colored sweater
  • model with long red hair wearing knitted coat with birds of paradise flowers
  • Image of female model in Fair Isle Surprise vest in farm field with big clouds
  • shetland sweaters in varying patterns and colors with sample card
 
   
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Meg Swansen

Welcome to Schoolhouse Press

Schoolhouse Press is a publisher of knitting books, patterns, and instructional videos, the home of Knitting Camp, and a knitting supply business founded in the mid-1950s by British-born master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Today, we are a typical small business located in Wisconsin, USA, run by Elizabeth's family and a few staff members wearing a number of hats. Our focus is on customer service (yes, it's still possible to reach us by phone--800-968-5648) and supplying knitters with books, patterns, wool, and tools we use and endorse. Learn More.

 

Featured Products

Shetland

Marie Wallin’s beautiful collection, Shetland, gives us 12 new designs: pullovers, cardigans, caps and scarves - dramatically photographed in the Shetland islands. The garments all call for ‘our’ Shetla...

SPP78, Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), Digital

For those familiar with Felipe Cavalheiro’s amazingly vibrant color-pattern designs (see SPP#54, 58, 65), his latest creation will not disappoint! Felipe has designed an elegant cardigan that features a lifelike motif ...

Knitting Brioche Lace--Preorder

Discover the world of brioche lace knitting! World-renowned brioche knitting expert, Nancy Marchant, takes this stitch to another level by introducing you to the exciting world of two-color brioche lace with charts and ...

Knitting Patterns

Weekend Sweater - SPP67

Knit a comfortable, attractive yoke sweater for everyday wear - that is custom fit for you. Meg Swansen leads you step by step through the remarkably simple process of sizing your sweater with EPS (Elizabeth’s Percenta...

SPP77, The Surprise Vest

The Baby Surprise Jacket has only grown in popularity since Elizabeth Zimmermann knit the first one for her grandson, Cully, 50 years ago! Now, coming full-circle, Cully has designed a pair of Surprise Vests, which, simi...

WG 100 A-Line Fair Isle Yoke

It seemed natural that for Wool Gathering #100 (an auspicious anniversary) I should return to my mum's basic EPS seamless yoke pullover, in homage to her 1958 Newsletter #1 (now available in The Opinionated Knitter). The...

SPP78, Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), Digital

For those familiar with Felipe Cavalheiro’s amazingly vibrant color-pattern designs (see SPP#54, 58, 65), his latest creation will not disappoint! Felipe has designed an elegant cardigan that features a lifelike motif ...

Peace Baby Sweater - SPP79

In Memory of Anne Frank. Mary Kay McDermott writes, “…..I opened the pages [of a magazine] to a picture of 2 year old Anne Frank from May, 1931. She is wearing a lovely knitted sweater with matching rompers....

Lace Alphabet Shawl - SPP9

   Knitters are fond of expressing themselves not only through their knitting but also through messages or statements 'written' into their garments. Here Bridget guides you through the creation of two gorgeous ...